Heartland Events

"Yes, we did build it!" with Heartland's Joseph Bast

Waukesha County Expo Center
1000 Northview Rd.
Waukesha, Wisconsin 53188
September 22, 2012, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Scores of small business owners joined Heartland President Joseph Bast, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, and talk show host Charlie Sykes for the We Did Build It Rally on Saturday, September 22, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Click here to read Joseph Bast's speech (PDF).

“We Did Build It!” was cosponsored by Business for Wisconsin Jobs, the CRG Network, and the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW), three organizations leading the fight to restore limited government and a better business environment in Wisconsin.

This venue is the same one where 15,000 people showed up on short notice to celebrate Paul Ryan’s selection as the Republican candidate for vice president the day after it was announced! The rally was a tribute to the business owners of Wisconsin who put everything they had at risk by starting and growing their businesses.

President Obama might believe that everything good in America flows from government ... but we know better! Entrepreneurship, risk-taking, and self-reliance are the source of what makes America exceptional. We are standing up and fighting to defend them.

Watch this space for video from the rally, where business owners talked about how they overcame the odds to start their businesses, and why the best thing politicians and bureaucrats in Madison and Washington DC can do to help them is to get out of the way.